Griffith, Clark Speak After Results for District 3 Race

Published 06/27 2014 10:34PM

Updated 06/27 2014 10:38PM

By Monica Yantosh

LUBBOCK, TX -- Jeff Griffith has the lead in the unofficial results for the runoff for Lubbock City Council District 3.

The ballot board met Friday to go through the last few provisional, mail-in and military ballots. After going through those votes, Griffith was five votes ahead of opponent Deanne Clark.

"My team's worked very, very hard, I'm very proud of what we accomplished," Griffith said Friday after the results came in.

Griffith first faced two opponents, Clark and Maurice Stanley, for the seat being vacated by Councilman Todd Klein. He went into the run-off with Clark, coming out of the preliminary vote ahead by six votes.

"Obviously a very close race, they ran a very good campaign, and we're just very ticked to be standing here," Griffith said.

Clark filed her request for a recount before the results came out Friday evening.  She told that it cost her $600.

"Not disappointed in the campaign at all. We had supporters who worked day and night, believed in what we were saying," Clark said of her campaign.

Griffith said many thanks to all his supports Friday, and also talked about one goal he has.

"I'm elected to represent everyone that lives in District 3, and that's my goal, is to represent everyone equally," Griffith added.

The City of Lubbock still needs to canvas the results to make them official, which will happen next week. Next week is also when the recount will take place.

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